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Brother MFC-495CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and print quality are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the noise and paper handling.

price, performance, usability, print quality, design

paper handling, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-495CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-495CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Brother MFC-495CW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

price, performance, usability, print quality, design

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-495CW Inkjet Color Multifunction Center with Wireless Networking for the Small Office/Home OfficeMFC-495cw Color Inkjet All-In-One - Fax/Wireless(sold individuall)

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Brother MFC-495CW

 

While this all-in-one has lots to offer, it's marred by slow speed, annoying quirks, and merely average print and image quality.

Stylish and compact; great interface; good scans

Slow; convoluted paper tray; draft mode prints light

Like that beautiful blind date, we wanted to fall in lasting love with this attractive-looking SOHO multifunction printer. But, alas, the Brother MFC-495CW exhibited enough flaws on our tests for us to put aside its phone number

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Brother MFC-495cw review

 

The 15-sheet Automatic Document Feeder is located on top of the scanner for unattended scanning, copying or faxing. Adjustable paper clamps allow for use of various types of paper

Great design, rotating LCD ; Excellent print/photo quality ; Good features ; Decent price

Slower than advertised print speeds ; Output tray ; Only manual duplexing

That doesn't mean the print speeds were horrible, but I expected more from this printer since it was advertised the MFC-495cw could print up to 35 ppm in fast mode. The fastest the MFC-495cw ever printed during my tests was at a rate of 15 ppm; on par...

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Still works great after 50,000 pages printed

 

I print 50 pages a day on average and this work horse gets the job done. I've never had to do anything except fill it paper and ink.

Quick, Ink is inexpensive and takes volume cartridges

needs a bigger paper tray

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Awesome Printer

 

I purchased an epson nx515 not too long ago (which is now in a garbage bag) once I realized the extremely high cost to purchase ink. Ink on this printer is far more reasonable and it is also possible to purchase compatible 3rd party ink as the...

Great Printer Quality ; Low cost ; Cartridges don't have chips in them and are cheaper than competing printers in price range

A little slower than some other printers, but not so slow that it's a problem ; Paper feeder holds about 50 pages, would have been nice if it could hold more, but not a big deal

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Awesome Printer

 

I purchased an epson nx515 not too long ago (which is now in a garbage bag) once I realized the extremely high cost to purchase ink. Ink on this printer is far more reasonable and it is also possible to purchase compatible 3rd party ink as the...

Great Printer Quality ; Low cost ; Cartridges don't have chips in them and are cheaper than competing printers in price range

A little slower than some other printers, but not so slow that it's a problem ; Paper feeder holds about 50 pages, would have been nice if it could hold more, but not a big deal

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Works exactly as advertised! That's saying something...

 

I have had a crappy fax copier for years. It never fed paper right, its B&W copy and fax were low quality. I needed an upgrade. I was looking for a simple flatbed scanner when my 11 yo asked about this one on the shelf at his eye level in Best Buy. I...

Remarkably easy wireless set up, quiet operation, low energy standby, scans/fax/copy/print quality is excellent. Feeder makes all the difference

Wish the phone jacks were in back and the paper tray a bit more sturdy

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Works exactly as advertised! That's saying something...

 

I have had a crappy fax copier for years. It never fed paper right, its B&W copy and fax were low quality. I needed an upgrade. I was looking for a simple flatbed scanner when my 11 yo asked about this one on the shelf at his eye level in Best Buy. I...

Remarkably easy wireless set up, quiet operation, low energy standby, scans/fax/copy/print quality is excellent. Feeder makes all the difference

Wish the phone jacks were in back and the paper tray a bit more sturdy

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Brother MFC-495CW

 

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Brother MFC-495CW (multifunction, color, inkjet)

 

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John" is comparing apples to oranges

 

I bought this exact printer at a popular brick and mortar store a while ago and it hasn't failed me yet. I've used all the functions on it and it performs quite well. The ink cartridges are a tad small but they are really easy to replace and I don't...

Wired or wireless connection ; Compact design ; Easy setup ; Decent picture quality ; Colour display panel ; Multi sheet scan and fax

Ink cartridges are on the small side ; Doesn't duplex, but not expected to at this price

Product Specifications

The MFC-495cw is a feature rich all-in-one printer, copier, scanner and fax. The flexible wireless (802.11b/g) or wired (Ethernet) network interfaces enable sharing with multiple computers on a network. The 3.3" widescreen color LCD display enables you to edit or enhance your photos and has easy to read help menus.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:23ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.8in
Height:7.1in
Weight:17.9lbs
Width:15.4in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:495CW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Scanner / Printer / Fax / Copier
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):2500impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):35ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):28ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
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